Comedian Dave Chappelle slams Napa for its lack of diversity

Outspoken comedian Dave Chappelle said Napa Valley isn’t “a place known for its diversity,” as he complained about the noise curfew at the jazz festival.

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Speaking at the Blue Note Jazz festival held in Napa last weekend, Dave Chappelle called the event “the darkest weekend ever”. [Napa] never seen”, before threatening to boycott the country of wine.

As reported by San Francisco ChronicleChappelle continued his tirade with the comedian saying, “I will never drink a cup of wine from this dusty ass field…” I will drink Italian wines and French wines and South African wines.

The explosion was a reaction to the sound curfew in Saint Helena, which prohibits loud volumes such as concerts after 10 p.m. Chappelle was furious that the festival’s audio speakers were turned off before artist-in-residence Robert Glasper could return to the stage to close the event.

“You can’t stop Robert Glasper, ever. Let this be known,” Chappelle, who hosted the festival, told the crowd.

The stand-up allegedly yelled at crew members to crank up the sound, likening the situation to Martin Luther King Jr., and asking what would happen if Dr. King wanted to give his “I Have a Dream Speech” and the crew would. does not turn on his microphone.

Festival guests remember Chappelle threatening to boycott Napa Valley wine and never return.

Glasper eventually returned to the stage and the festival, held at the Charles Krug Winery, finally ended at 10:15 p.m.

Around 6,000 people attended the three-day musical extravaganza, with Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan and Kamasi Washington also on the programme.

Elisha A. Tilghman